Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dead at 89


Broadway legend, Elaine Stritch, has died at age 89. From the New York Times:

Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging, died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89.

Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes. Before Ms. Stritch moved to Birmingham last year, she lived, famously, for many years at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan.

She performed in her share of TV shows and movies too, including Woody Allen’s September (1987) and Small Time Crooks (2000) Her television work included a recurring role on the NBC comedy 30 Rock as the the domineering mother of character played by Alec Baldwin.

Some of her Broadway roles included Pal Joey (1952 revival), Bus Stop (1955), the Noel Coward musical Sail Away (1961), Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Stephen Sondheim’s Company (1970).

Read the full obit at New York Times

Here is Stritch performing “I’m Still Here”

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